Defender Callum Connolly spoke to the press after Fleetwood Town’s narrow 1-0 defeat to Blackpool at Highbury Stadium in Sky Bet League One on Saturday.
Connolly – who has been captaining the side recently – admits that the side weren’t at their best in the first half when they conceded the only goal of the game but thought they came out stronger in the second half but couldn’t find an equaliser.
Here’s what he had to say:
On the game…
“Getting beat by anyone is not a nice feeling but obviously to your rivals makes it a tad bit worse. Not the best day all around, we’ve got to dust ourselves down and we’ve got another game on Tuesday against them.
“I think we just dusted ourselves down on Wednesday morning after the defeat to Northampton and we went into the game very confidently, but the first half wasn’t good enough. We tweaked a few things in the second half and then I think we were the better team but obviously if you don’t put it in the back of the net and let them score one then it’s going to be a difficult game.”
On how to improve…
“First and foremost, you have to defend, you have to win your battles and I think in the first half we were second to that. In the second half, it was a lot better but obviously, we’re disappointed to concede. There weren’t many chances throughout the game but when it comes you’ve got to put in in the back of the net.
“I’ll take full responsibility for the goal. It was my man that scored. I’ll make sure I work on that over the next few weeks and make sure it doesn’t happen again.
“We can definitely turn it around. Obviously, if we keep it out of the back of the net we’ve got more of a chance and scoring first. The last few games haven’t turned out the way it’s supposed to have been but as you’ve seen in the past, we’ve beaten teams by scoring a lot of goals and we need to get back to winning ways now.”